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Citizen Scientists

Be A Part of Scientific Discovery From your Own Backyard
Burns, Loree Griffin (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Citizen Scientists


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Shows young readers how a citizen scientist learns about butterflies, birds, frogs, and ladybugs. Anyone can get involved in gathering data for ongoing, actual scientific studies such as the Audubon Bird Count and FrogWatch USA. Just get out into a field, urban park, or your own backyard. You can put your nose to a monarch pupa or listen for raucous frog calls. You can tally woodpeckers or sweep the grass for ladybugs. This book, full of engaging photos and useful tips, will show you how.
Authors: Burns, Loree Griffin
Title: Citizen scientists
be a part of scientific discovery from your own backyard
Publisher: New York :, Henry Holt,, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 80 p. :,col. ill., col. maps ;,23 x 29 cm.
Contents: What is citizen science, anyway?
1. Fall butterflying
2. Winter birding
3. Spring frogging
4. Summer ladybugging.
Summary: [Shows young readers how a citizen scientist learns about butterflies, birds, frogs, and ladybugs., Anyone can get involved in gathering data for ongoing, actual scientific studies such as the Audubon Bird Count and FrogWatch USA. Just get out into a field, urban park, or your own backyard. You can put your nose to a monarch pupa or listen for raucous frog calls. You can tally woodpeckers or sweep the grass for ladybugs. This book, full of engaging photos and useful tips, will show you how.]
Local Note: 14 15
Additional Contributors: Harasimowicz, Ellen
ISBN: 9780805090628
0805090622
9780805095173
0805095179
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  • EricaReynolds rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic! Rather than a collection of busy-work textbook science experiments (which are common in books on science for kids), Citizen Scientists encourages kids to engage in scientific research that forwards our understanding. Highly recommended.

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